New York, New York, September 20, 2017 – Tuscan wine producer Frescobaldi Toscana has made a ground-breaking move into Chianti Classico with the $15.9 million (€13.3m) purchase of the estate San Donato in Perano.
This historic estate, situated between the central Chianti villages of Radda and Gaiole, comprises 618 acres under vine at 400-600m above sea level including 128 acres of prime steep sloping south-facing vineyards.
The terroirs are notable for their ‘scheletro’ soils, rocky and free-draining. Its vineyards enjoy a wide range of diurnal temperatures during the growth cycle of the vine.
The estate’s winery has modern winemaking facilities and extensive barrel ageing halls.
“We have been managing this winery’s operation since early 2014 and are excited by its outstanding potential,” comments Lamberto Frescobaldi, President of Frescobaldi. “In 2018 we will release the wines of the magnificent 2015 vintage, which have extraordinary complexity and longevity. The estate’s flagship wine will be its Gran Selezione. Two other Chianti Classico wines will also be produced.”
The purchase of the San Donato in Perano estate marks the Frescobaldi’s first winemaking venture in Chianti Classico.
About Frescobaldi Toscana – en.frescobaldi.com/
Frescobaldi Toscana, the leading wine producer of Tuscany and one of the most historic and respected wine companies in the world, combines centuries of tradition with progressive winemaking techniques and practices. Founded in the 14th century and a supplier of wines to the royal courts of Europe for generations, Frescobaldi Toscana is still a family-owned company today. Comprised of nine distinct estates totaling approximately 1,100 hectares, Frescobaldi Toscana produces terroir-driven wines utilizing only the grapes grown in its own vineyards. The company continually upgrades and modernizes its grape growing and winemaking operations, maintaining a relentless focus on producing unique wines that express the individuality of each unique terroir from which they are produced.